This Instructable consist of a How to Build a Custom Shelf Unit; and recyling at the same time. It is a spinoff idea of Innerbubba's insperational Instructable 60-Minute-Bookcase. So as always I must give credit to whom it is due. His Instructable was one of the very first that I made my favorites.
I found several cedar plamks that my neighbor was throwing out for bulk waste collection. I just couldn't let such great materials go to waste so it was time to recyle them into something else. Also I felt I could make the world a greener place blaa blaa blaa.
My son had been asking me to make this ever since I built his sister a simular one for her room see it here The 59 Minute Bookshelf . I wanted to make it fit the theme of his bedroom and this material was perfect. His bedroom has a Wildlife Refuge/Jungle theme. I wanted to try to make the shelf look like it was made out of old supply boxes so that it had a rough worn out look. I think I came close using this old cedar planks.
Tell me what you think.
Step 1: Safety, Tools, and Materials
Have a safe work area.
Be aware of the follwing hazards assciated witht his project.
1. Pneumatics - compressed air can be very dangerous
2. Electrical - shocking hazards
3. Sharps - Anything that can cut or poke you
4. Tripping hazards
5. Dangerous dust - MDF dust
6. Chemicals - Spray paint
Pneumatic nail gun
Push stick - for table saw
Used Cedar board or what ever you can scrounge
1.25" brads/nails for your nail gun